THE MEANS

THE MEANS is a piece of abstract sculpture created with the help of a robot. It is one of the results of a research project at Linz Art University’s Creative Robotics Lab that is investigating ways metal can be bent by a robot. It thus combines a traditional handicraft with the precision of industrial robotics. Via machine learning, a computer can quickly calculate how a robotic arm has to bend the individual metal components so that the desired sculpture can then be assembled as simply as possible.

Credits:
Maria Smigielska (CR UfG, Bendilicious) design, robotic rod bending
Mateusz Zwierzycki (The Object) design

The project is part of the research on robotic rod bending
http://bendilicious.com
currently developed at Creative Robotics, UfG, Linz.